HC Deb 20 July 1965 vol 716 cc1536-7

Lords Amendment agreed to.

Lords Amendment No. 39: In Schedule 2, page 41, line 37, leave out "under this Act".

Mr. John Morris

I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment.

Pehaps it would be convenient to take with this Amendment No. 41, in Schedule 2, page 44, line 20, leave out "under this Act".

Paragraphs 8(1) and 12(2) of Schedule 2 of the Bill make it mandatory to hold a public inquiry if objections are made by anyone on whom a notice has to be served under Paragraphs 7(3) or 12(1) of the Schedule: that is, when the gas authority formally apply to the Minister for the making of a storage authorisation order, or when the Minister proposes that his control under Clause 5 over underground operations in the vicinity of a storage should be applied over a wider area than had been proposed by the gas authority. However, if the Minister is satisfied that the objections relate exclusively to matters which can be dealt with by the Lands Tribunal, on a claim for compensation under this Act, he is relieved of the obligation to order an inquiry under Paragraphs 8(3) and 12(4). It is usual to include a provision of this kind in procedures of this nature. In this particular case the words "under this Act" should not appear, because compensation may be payable by a gas authority, not only under this Act, but under another enactment.

Question put and agreed to.

Subsequent Lords Amendments agreed to.